Jae Hong Park, South Korea
Jae Hong, Park began his piano studies at the age of seven. After entering the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, he went to attend the Seoul Art High School. He now studies with Daejin, Kim in Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts.
He is the 1st Prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists, 4th Prize winner of the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists and winner of Sascha Gorodnitzki Prize at Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Following this achievement, he won numerous prizes in one of the most important competitions in Korea. Including the Eumag-Chunchu, Jae Hong won prizes at the Samick-Seiler, the TBC, the CBS, the International Haydn Piano Competition and Ehwa-Kyunghyang, one of the most established competitions in Korea.
In August, he held his debut-recital at the Frick Collection in New York as well as in Amsterdam and Urtecht in Netherlands by an invitation by Liszt International Piano Competition and Grachten Festival. Also, including the Prodigy Recital by the Kumho-Asiana Cultural Foundation in Seoul, he played in Salzburg including the Wien Saal, Bosendorfer Saal and Solitar as he was selected as one of the most competent student in 2014 and 2015 Summer Academy in Mozarteum. In 2012, he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Banatul Philharmonic of Timisoara, Romania and received good reviews. In addition, he held his succesful debut-recital in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November, 2015. ‘The Bartók Sonata was simply dazzling; the fantastic rhythmic precision and excitement of the outer movements and the strong phrasing of the slow middle one were the work of an already mature artist of enormous dexterity.’ commented by Pablo Bardin for the Buenos Aires Herald.
He is also a chamber music performer with his Trio and Quintet. Especially, his Trio was selected by the foremost well-renowned violinist Kyung-Wha, Chung and played in her Chamber Concert. Jae Hong has played in Master Class with Jeno Jando, Phillip Kawin, Wolfgang Watzinger and Haisun Paik.